Bega Roosters turn pink for charity 

THE Bega Roosters turned pink for a good cause on Sunday.

The club’s “Giving Back to Community Charity Pink Jumper Day” helped raise more than $1000 for Bega Valley Can Assist.

However, the final tally has not been released as donations continue to drift in.

Can Assist provides help for cancer sufferers and their families.

Bega Roosters Rugby League Football Club players sported pink jumpers for Sunday’s Group 16 contests against the Eden Tigers.

Bega Chicks ladies league-tag players carried a bucket around the Bega Recreation Ground, asking spectators to make a donation.

Roosters president Garry Arkin said while he didn’t have official gatetaking numbers, he believed around 300 people attended the event.

After the first grade game, Bega’s pink jumpers were auctioned at the Grand Hotel by Stewart Smith and David Armstrong.

It was a great day out for the Roosters, who recorded victories in all three senior grades.

The Chicks began proceedings by securing a 42-0 win over Eden, before the Roosters’ under 18s side sealed a 38-22 victory.

Bega’s first grade line-up capped off an ideal Sunday for the club with a 36-4 win.

The Roosters also received the points in reserve grade when their opponents forfeited.

“It wasn’t a bad day,” Arkin said.

“We raised over $1000 and money is still coming in.”

Arkin said the Roosters were happy to be associated with Bega Valley Can Assist.

“We chose to support Can Assist because they are a good local community who do good work,” he said.

“They are also helping people that we may know.”

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